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FRONTIER DEVELOPMENTS TO RELEASE ELITE DANGEROUS: HORIZONS DECEMBER 15

‘Planetary Landings’ Kicks-Off New Season of Expansions to Massively Multiplayer Space Epic; Pre-Order Bonus Available Today

Cambridge, UK – DECEMBER 9, 2015 — Frontier Developments plc (AIM: FDEV) will release Elite Dangerous: Horizons, the new season of expansions for their incredible massively multiplayer space epic Elite Dangerous, on December 15 for PC. Elite Dangerous: Horizons is currently in beta with thousands of players venturing deep into the game’s 1:1 recreation of the Milky Way to discover and explore billions of star systems and head to planetary surfaces for the first time.

Players who pre-order the Elite Dangerous: Horizons season of expansions will receive immediate access to Elite Dangerous, and can begin playing TODAY.

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INDIECADE SHOWCASE @ E3 RETURNS, BRINGING DIVERSITY AND CREATIVITY TO E3 2015  
Partnerships with The Entertainment Software Association, PlayStation, Intel, Oculus, Alienware and PDP Help Shine the Light on Indies at Gaming’s Biggest Event
LOS ANGELES — June 2, 2015 — IndieCade, the premier international festival of independent games, will host their annual IndieCade Showcase @ E3 during E3 2015 in Los Angeles, bringing more than 30 of the most creative and varied independently developed games to the industry’s largest stage. Games to be showcased include video games for all platforms, virtual reality, tabletop games, performance and physical games, and many more.

The 2015 IndieCade Showcase @ E3 is presented in collaboration with Hosting Partner The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) and will be located in South Hall, Booth #601. Read more

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ROBERT KIRKMAN’S SKYBOUND ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH INDIECADE

LOS ANGELES (March 17, 2013) – Skybound Entertainment and IndieCade, the nation’s premier independent game festival, are pleased to announce a new strategic partnership between the two companies.

“IndieCade’s continued growth and success in championing independent games, creators and visionaries has been both rewarding and humbling,” said Stephanie Barish, CEO, IndieCade.  “The incredible support we’ve received from publishers, industry luminaries, developers, and players has been unwavering and represents the true energy behind our mission. We are thrilled to partner with the amazing team at Skybound Entertainment to see how our collective efforts can lead independent game development to a new level of success.”

In addition, Skybound Entertainment, which was founded upon a creator-first business model will collaborate with IndieCade on creating different programs to bring more visibility and awareness to indie gaming projects.  This includes exploring producing an online web series around the IndieCade Festival and the game makers, creating a dedicated video channel for IndieCade nominees and award winners and furthering the efforts in publishing opportunities. Read more

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“PR FOR INDIES” SESSION AT INDIECADE EAST 2015 DRAWS STANDING-ROOM-ONLY CROWD AND OFFERS INSIGHT INTO THE WORLD OF GAMES PR
That's some GOOD-lookin' PR!

That’s some GOOD-lookin’ PR!

Reaching your audience as an independent developer is difficult. Let’s face it, if you’re a small team working on your baby, you don’t have time, the expertise, or the patience to do what’s necessary to reach out to hundreds of media, be they bloggers, streamers, writers or something in between.

The cruel twist is that you could make an amazing game and it won’t ever take off because nobody knows about it. So how do you save yourself from this common game industry trap?

That was the crux of MavPR Partner Matt Frary’s presentation to indie developers at IndieCade East — Video Game Marketing and PR for Indie Devs. And no, the focus was not on “HIRE AN AGENCY” (although that is also a great idea!), but instead on what indie devs can do themselves, how they can think about PR more effectively, and tips for getting their foot in the door with an increasingly difficult enthusiast media group.

I’m not going to post the entire PPT here, because you should go to IndieCade and support the independent development scene, you know! But… what were some of the highlights? Read more

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CROSSOVER ACTION-MOBA GAMES OF GLORY, FROM VETERANS OF UBISOFT, DICE, AND CODEMASTERS, LAUNCHES KICKSTARTER AND STEAM GREENLIGHT CAMPAIGNS

Community Feedback Drives Both Development and Funding of Competitive Game That Introduces Player Roles, Hack & Slash & Shooter Controls, and a Persistent Universe to the MOBA Genre

PARIS (JULY 22, 2014) — LightBulb Crew, an independent game development studio with a team built around veterans of Ubisoft, DICE, and Codemasters, has launched both a Kickstarter campaign and a Steam Greenlight campaign for its upcoming genre-busting MOBA, Games of Glory. The game is currently in a playable Alpha state, and is looking for support to complete and polish a finished product. Read more